Strait-Jacket
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In this chilling blood-tale in "Psycho" style, Robert Bloch modernizes the Lizzy Borden story. A wife (Joan Crawford) literally axes her cheating husband and his lover, witnessed by her three-year-old daughter. Mom is packed off to the insane asylum for 20 years before reuniting with the daughter (Diane Baker). From this point, the axe murders continue along a contrived plot intended to lead the audience astray until the mystery is solved. Crawford's strong performance and the excellently constructed suspense are the best elements of the film -- and the chopping saves the show… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This one has a very high quality of dialogue and performance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Joan Crawford in a shlocky classic B thriller and all about axe murders."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"It's only a movie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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